Garden Club seeks Donations to Renovate the Lower Veterans Memorial Gardens
Lower Veterans Gardens are the two areas presently covered by mulch to the left and right of the granite steps. Total area is 900 sq. feet.
The Garden Club of Norfolk is seeking donations to reach its goal of $4,400 to renovate the Lower Veterans Memorial Gardens at the Norfolk Town Cemetery. The gardens are in the Veterans section of the historic 1745 cemetery located at Main and Seekonk Streets in Norfolk.
Donations can be made online in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone who served our country. Go to www.gardenclubofnorfolkma.com/shop to donate.
The club hopes to build a thriving native plant garden in memory of those who served our country. Their garden proposal is for a low-maintenance plan that includes native shrubs, grasses, and perennials. Purchase of plant materials and all work will be performed by club members.
In September, the Garden Club of Norfolk received a $750.00 Civic Development Grant from the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts for renovating the Lower Veterans Memorial Gardens. In addition to the grant, the Garden Club of Norfolk has received support from many local partners, including the Norfolk DPW, Norfolk American Legion Post 335, the Norfolk Historical Commission, and individual donations.
Once the club reaches its goal, members will begin planting, hopefully this spring.
The Garden Club of Norfolk, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that instructs its members and the public on all areas of horticulture and stimulates interest in the beautification of our community. Its active and honorary members are interested gardeners with all levels of experience and proficiency and new members are always welcomed. Residents interested in learning more about gardening or the club’s activities, are invited to visit the club’s award-winning webpage at www.gardenclubofnorfolkma.com.